Elon Musk's SpaceX launches first spy satellite for US military
27 December, 2018, 01:32 | Author: Kelly Sanders
The Falcon 9 rocket launcher carried an approximately $500 million Global Positioning System satellite (developed by Lockheed Martin Corp) at roughly 8:51 am (1351 GMT).
Billionaire Elon Musk'sSpaceX is scheduled on Saturday to launch a long-delayed USA military navigation satellite, which if successful would mark the rocket company's first national security space mission for the United States.
This cargo is the first of the 32 satellites, constructed by Lockheed Martin for the US Air Force's GPS III programme. However, Elon Musk's commercial space flight company successfully completed its first mission for the U.S. military on Sunday. This time, however, SpaceX won't attempt to land Falcon 9's first stage after the launch, the company said in its press kit, citing mission requirements.
The dispatch was initially booked for 2014 however has been limped by generation delays, the Air Force said.
The satellite was deployed to its intended orbit approximately 1 hour and 56 minutes after liftoff. It completed Falcon 9's third launch and landing this year. "By this time next year, we expect to also have a second GPS III on orbit and users should be receiving signals from this first satellite". The satellite provides improved services and longer lifetimes. GPS III's new L1C civil signal will also make it the first GPS satellite broadcasting a compatible signal with other worldwide global navigation satellite systems, like Europe's Galileo, improving connectivity for civilian users.
But it'll be a while before Vespucci, which was built by aerospace company Lockheed Martin, is fully up and running. GPS IIIF builds off Lockheed Martin's existing modular GPS III, which was created to evolve with new technology and changing mission needs.
It is the first in a series, nicknamed Vespucci after the 15th-century Italian explorer who calculated Earth's circumference to within 80 kilometres. Four previous scheduled launches in the last week, including one on Saturday, were canceled due to weather and technical issues.
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While all of the Kardashian-Jenner kids were accounted for, the only adults present were Kim , Khloe , Kourtney and Kylie . And now there's Instagram with its own iconic Christmas tradition: The Kardashian-Jenner family Christmas card .
He expressed confidence that service to God with clear conscience brought about good tidings and blessings to the believers. The president urged Kenyans to love one another and spread the Christmas spirit by sharing with the less fortunate.
Ginsburg became a Supreme Court justice in 1993. "We strive to realize the ideal to become a more flawless union", Ginsburg said. She had previously focused her work on women's rights and started the first law journal dedicated to the topic.
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Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, the latter with her new husband Jack Brooksbank, were also among the churchgoers. As per tradition, the royal family had a black tie dinner on Christmas Eve, where they exchanged presents.
Swearinger, a Pro Bowl alternate with four interceptions, said he he is "peaceful" with his words being his death knell. When asked about a meeting he had that day with head coach Jay Gruden , the safety confirmed that he was released.
And Corker fired back at the president, taking aim at his controversial border wall. "This is a made-up fight". Bob Corker (R-TN) on Sunday appeared on CNN's " State of the Union " to discuss the border wall.
A National Weather Service report warns to expect reduced visibility, particularly Thursday and Friday from snow and blowing snow. Looking toward the weekend, the cold temperatures are expected to linger into Saturday before a warm-up comes on Sunday.
However, Jingle bells are one of the most loved and favourite songs and on this day, the stories of Santa Claus always attract us. Finally, I'd urge residents to check in on relatives or neighbours that might be on their own over the festive period.
Debris sits on the street in front of a heavily damaged house in Fleri, Sicily Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. The 4.8-magnitude quake had damaged numerous buildings, injuring at least ten people, La Republicca reports .
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